Tibhar Evolution FX-S
The FX-S is the "little brother" of the EL-S. Again, the enormous spin values ??of the MX-S and the power of the MX-P were combined with a newly designed interface. The sponge was soft construed as the EL-S so that the FX-S still elastic plays in combination a likewise individually tailored pips geometry and its model designation "Flexible spin" really deserves. Much softer than MX-P and S-MX, but slightly harder than the FX-P, the FX-S still borders significantly from the medium coverings EL-P and EL-S. Thus, he is a self-lining in the Evolution series.
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Reviews of Tibhar Evolution FX-S (9)
I have been using FXS max sponge, on my bh side, with MXS on the fh, On a defensive blade.
I feel the rubber is very consistent and can produce a reasonable amount of spin but nothing special, I felt that my bh serves lacked zip and spin, blocking was good, pushing was good, bh topspin good, a very steady rubber.
For me the rubber felt too soft and slow, especially when compared to the MXS, I tried the FXS on my fh a few times and the difference between the 2 was speed off the face, which resulted in a 300mm shorter landing point on the opponents side of the table when playing fh loop. So the softer sponge helps grip the ball, adds dwell time, but the catapult effect of the sponge is reduced and therefore speed.
On the bh FXS seemed to lack penetration and lacks that crisp feeling Im looking for.
Overall FXS is a very consistent rubber, with good defensive capabilities, its a safe rubber. Playing topspin against backspin is good.
FXS May well be completely different on an offensive blade, with the blades properties making up for the apparent lack of speed.
I have now changed the FXS for MXP, so the set up is now MXS on my bh & MXP on my fh. First impressions are that the spin and speed has increased on my bh, with a more solid / crisp feeling, MXP review in a couple of months, but it felt very nice the first time out!!!!
Using MAX sponge on backhand (switched to FH since initial writing) of XIOM Offensive S. Speed is only a touch slower than FX-P, call it 8.7. And, just a touch more spin than FX-P. The extra hardness is immediately noticeable when compared to FX-P or other medium/soft rubbers. Almost feels akin to Rasanter R42 in hardness, which isn't surprising as they both have 42~ sponges. Click sound is prominent, as it is with FX-P and some other soft Tensors. I perceive control as similarly high (but different) to say the FX-P or say a Rakza 7 soft. Rubber bites a little better than FX-P, but like the FX-P can slip a bit on very light contact. I'm getting good spin in short game and serves, which continues back from the table too, although good contact is still required from any distance to get the most from it. Obviously one can't rely on tackiness for spin when only applying gentle touch. With good contact, the user is rewarded with quality spin though. I also question the durability of this rubber as someone else did, however would just recommend using good tape and not hitting the edges. If you're deciding between FX-P and FX-S, then decide based on whether you want power, or mechanical spin with a slightly harder sponge. For slightly greater mechanical spin with an equally slightly harder sponge, go with the FX-S. Otherwise, going with the FX-P is a safe bet. I'm using both, and it's just about personal preference.
An excellent rubber. As a beginner, I used this on my bh 1.9mm, EL-S on my fh, with the Tibhar Drinkhall All-round Classic blade. This combination helped me improve massively. I believe advanced players would usually look for a harder and faster rubber than this. The rubber is able to impart plenty of spin on the ball when needed, as well as having many gears. I'd say this rubber is fairly sensitive to incoming spin (an attribute that was aided by a blade which had really nice feeling). Overall, this rubber definitely served its purpose, allowing me to develop my BH massively.
i'm big fan of tibhar tensors (so my review might be biased) but this is one of the best rubbers I have ever played. first I need to mention it is not a soft rubber. if you expect something like tibhar sound rubbers.. you are wrong. evo fx-s has medium soft sponge but the topsheet is thick and hard so the overall feeling of the rubber is medium/medium hard. the rubber has very good grip and easily produce spin with proper executed strokes. short game over the table and serve receives are very good. rubber has strong catapult when you loop hard but it is very controlled in the fine touch game. evo fx-s is loop machine mounted on 5ply all wood blades. you cant go wrong with it :)
If you are looking for a backhand rubber with decent feeling when executing backhand block, drive, and topspin, this is for you. I really like the feeling this rubber gives. Generally the backhand which produces soft feeling is recommended that is not my taste. Instead FXS gives a feeling of fairly strong gripping the ball when backhand playing which I can feel confidence and improved. Strongly recommend!